Cyproterone acetate (Androcur - Schering) is a powerful anti-androgen intended for the control of excessive or unwanted sexual behaviour in males. Its value in the treatment of other androgen-dependent conditions, such as precocious puberty, idiopathic hirsutism, acne and prostatic disease, is being investigated, but the drug is not yet generally available for these purposes.*
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↵* Androcur is not listed in the 1977 ABPI Data Sheet Compendium, because the manufacturer and the Committee on the Safety of Medicines have not agreed on how the 1976 data sheet should be revised.